Sunday, March 28, 2010

Palm Sunday

We went to the same church as for that day and that day. The readings were Philippians 2:5-11 and Luke 23:1-56.

Palm Sunday equals controlled chaos. Another name for today is Passion Sunday, the start of our Holy Week pilgrimage. Passover, one Jewish pilgrimage, is this week. The events remind us of the most important event in the history of the world: the death and resurrection of Jesus our Lord, for our transgressions and justification. Are Maundy Thursday and Good Friday too solemn? Yet without them, Easter doesn't mean as much.

"Save us now!" What did the people expect? A holy war? Certainly not a cross and tomb! Yet Jesus makes a pilgrimage each Sunday to the table at which He has promised to be. God is omnipresent - but Christ localizes Himself here. His road long ago led through pain, suffering, ridicule from people who wanted to be entertained. Think instead of your own sin, for which you deserve the death sentence. I do.

Yet the innocent Man has died for you, who go free. The blessed exchange. He bore the cross and the tomb in your place. But death is NOT the final stop on your pilgrimage. Let us ever walk with Jesus, following His example pure. In this week, follow His footsteps, to the cross, the grave, and then the sky.

Soli Deo gloria.

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